Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT June 2017

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www.wwtonline.co.uk | WWT | JUNE 2017 | 5 POWER FROM FATBERGS: Thames Water has joined forces with renewables firm Argent Energy to investigate the possibility of transforming fats, oil and grease (FOG) from its network into environmentally- friendly fuel. Under the plans, congealed blocks of FOG would be dug out of the sewers and transferred to a specialist plant. Severn Trent has started the tunnelling phase of its £60 million sewer project in Newark with the help of state-of-the-art remote controlled tunnelling machine. The machine – named 'The Mount Mole' by local schoolchildren - has started digging below the streets of the Nottinghamshire town, making room for bigger and better sewer pipes to be built. QUOTE OF THE MONTH "Nearly everyone on the board are investors and one cannot resist the idea that they are more concerned with money than with serving the public… the public interest is so easily forgotten." Former Ofwat director general Sir Ian Byatt criticises governance at Thames Water Southern Water has an- nounced the seven beaches where it will be working along- side local authorities and others to improve water quality in its major £31.5M Bathing Water En- hancement Programme. The seven beaches are Shanklin in the Isle of Wight (pictured), Selsey, Middleton-on-Sea and Worthing in Sussex, and Deal Castle, Leysdown and Minster Leas in Kent. Each of the seven will benefit from multi-million pound invesment to bring their bathing water quality up to 'excellent' standard. £1.6BN The sale price of Affinity Water, which has been bought by a consortium of Allianz Capital Partners, HICL Infrastructure and DIF. 6000 The number of network operators who have now taken part in an online training initiative designed to reduce human error in the way hydrants, valves and pumps are operated. Aquam's Calm Network Training, accredited by the Institute of Water, ensures that candidates achieve an understanding of the causes of transient surge in the water network. GOOD MONTH FOR… Scottish Water Horizons, which along with its partner SHARC Energy Systems, has been awarded grant support from the Scottish government to facilitate the installation of heat from sewer systems at five locations across Scotland. Funding from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) will enable the development of five new projects that will play a pioneering role in transforming heating systems at commercial and local authority sites by enabling sewers to be used to generate renewable heat. BAD MONTH FOR… The joint venture between Interserve and Kier, which will no longer be working with Severn Trent on its £300M Birmingham Resilience Project a er parting company with the utility. The JV was working on a £100M infrastructure deal as part of the project, but reportedly disagreed with Severn Trent over budget. In a statement, Severn Trent Water said that it was absolutely committed to the project and was confident that it would still deliver it on time and to budget. GETTING STARTED NUMBERS MOLE IN CONTROL

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